Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

We are updating our Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and need your help identifying safer, more convenient bicycle and walking routes to jobs, schools, retail, recreation areas, and other destinations. 

Together, your feedback will help us update our policies and high-priority project list.


The Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan is aimed toward making San Rafael an excellent place to walk and bicycle, reducing overall carbon emissions, and increasing the number of residents who walk and bike. We have made progress toward a bold new transportation vision centered around an interconnected network of proposed bicycle and pedestrian routes suitable for travelers of all ages and abilities.  

We have entered into an agreement with Alta Planning & Design for assistance with updating the 2011 Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan. The ultimate effectiveness of the planning process will depend on public engagement and outreach.  It is essential that the process incorporate the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, motor vehicle drivers, the business community, neighborhood groups, etc. To this end, resources have been devoted to community engagement activities that are intended to establish and nurture support for the plan update and ensure that the plan reflects community aspirations.

Also critical to the plan update process is a deep dive into existing and potential safety hazards that are discouraging bicycle and pedestrian trips. Alta’s analysis will focus on safety as the primary concern of San Rafael residents and workers.

Finally, Alta will produce a graphically-appealing final plan that provide a clear framework to guide our bicycle and pedestrian investments over the next 5-10 years. This approach will help position us to successfully leverage funding from multiple sources, including county and state/federal-level grant programs.

Additional Resources:
Nov. 21, 2016 - Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Update Assistance
Jan. 21, 2014 - 2011 Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Progress Report
Jan. 21, 2014 - Presentation on Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan
2011 Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Update

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